Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing
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Reviews by WastingFreetime:
3.53/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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Pours out a very dark brown color with ruby highlights, two fingers of tan colored craggy head lasts for two minutes and leaves medium amounts of lacing behind on the glass. Heavier body and lighter carbonation.
Smells of licorice, a splash of black coffee, and a light amount of char roast. Tastes of both milk and dark chocolate, with a lesser amount of licorice than the nose, and a hint of burnt fruitiness around the edges of the other flavors that amplifies as the glass warms up. My token criticism is that I would have liked for that fruitiness and roasted character to show up at a higher level / depth than what I received.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2012 02:12:29 | More by WastingFreetime
More User Reviews:
3.45/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Found this in one of my boxes 'o beer I've got stashed at my friend Justin's (BA OKComputer) house. Don't remember buying it, may have had it up to 4 years. Bottle code: F14-206. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear, translucent reddish-mahogany color with just a thin cap of tan head that quickly dissipated. While this is a very attractive beer, it doesn't look like a Stout, but more like Strong Ale or Barleywine. Think North Coast Old Stock ale.
A bit of sweetness is at the front of the scent, with some malt and grain showing through. After that, hints of tobacco and leather were apparent. On the tongue the beer was the same, a bit malty sweet, and some earth and leather notes. The finish had a tangy tobacco aspect.
The body was thin, if you consider this a Stout, but right on for a Strong/Old ale. Smooth all across the tongue, with a semi dry finish. Overall, a very good brew, one that I will certainly grab again if I see it, and I think it's worth your time as well.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 19:40:53 | More by beertunes
Lump Of Coal from Ridgeway Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.